Geological Era

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Era, Geological

 

an interval of time in the earth’s geological history, during which an erathem formed. Eras are subdivided into periods; several eras combine to form an eon. There are three eras in the most recent Phanerozoic eon: the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras. (See alsoGEOCHRONOLOGY.)